Skip to comments.House Republicans say they’ll act on immigration reform this year
Posted on 09/23/2013 6:09:50 AM PDT by Zhang Fei
House Republicans intensified their outreach to Latino groups last week, offering renewed pledges that the House will deal with immigration reform this year. The effort has revived hope among advocates that a bipartisan deal can be reached to address the fate of the nations 11 million undocumented workers and students.
The chances of a comprehensive deal passing Congress remain doubtful, advocates cautioned, and they worry that the legislative process will spill into 2014, presenting new complications in a year when lawmakers face reelection battles.
But they were encouraged by signals from key GOP leaders that the House is willing to move forward on legislation that could produce a breakthrough in the stalled negotiations.
Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) said Thursday that his panel is working on four new pieces of legislation dealing with border-control laws. He did not disclose details but emphasized the need to resolve the status of people living in the country illegally.
We want to do immigration reform right, Goodlatte told about 70 Hispanic leaders during a roundtable discussion on Capitol Hill, adding that he hopes the House can begin considering bills next month.
His remarks boosted the spirits of advocates who have become increasingly fretful that Republicans have been dragging out the process in an effort to kill momentum for a deal.
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The Stupid Party is alive and well.
The Pubs just needed to figure out how to look like they oppose Obamacare before they tackle this one.
This is a last gasp gop/e rovian primal scream... we will not allow this treason to happen... or there will be hell to pay in 2014!
The feral government will do whatever it pleases. No laws required.
Incredible! Don’t the Reps care that this will create a brand new voting block for the Dems?
enforce the existing laws, eliminate redundancy
Go home for Christmas
Yippeee! Go RINOS! Go Karl Rove! This is the path to success and winning elections! Keep up the good work! (sarcasm)
I hope they know all this will do is energize the Tea Party beyond whatever they thought possible.
We will send a Nu-clear message and destroy the GOPe in 2014.
This weekend I heard a Dem on MSNBC Karen Finney I think claim again that the Senate amnesty bill provides billions in deficit reduction,
I guess that's like Obama-care did.
The old Republican Party Mantra: Always surrender before you fight for the Republic.
The New Republican Party Mantra: BRING IT !
GOP leadership willing to do what ODUNGO won’t...take the blame when they want to bring their extended “families” with them...prepare for another 90 million rat voters,all because the GOP wants to be “liked”....
1) Make the border impenetrable.
2) Arrest and deport lawbreakers.
3) Change immigration law so the best possible people (read: entrepreneurs) are placed at the front of the line.
That's "Immigration Reform Done Right!"
1) Make the border impenetrable.
Does this mean fences (etc.)?
We have a nation of Marxists and Useful Idiots here in this nation. ( misnamed “Democrats”)
So?....If we build and impenetrable wall. do you think that the Marxists in this nation wouldn’t use it like the Soviets did to keep people from escaping **out** their Marxist hell?
They should not do anything other than tell Obama snd Harry Reid they are waiting for the Senate to send their bill to the house for action.
That will kill the bill because it is unconstitutional.
It is unconstitutional because it raises revenues and originated in the Senate instead of the House.
Language in the U.S. Constitution requires any bill that raises revenue, also known as a tax, must originate in the House of Representatives, not the Senate. Americas founders included that language because they believed the House was more accountable to the people of the country than the Senate, which was elected at that time by state legislators rather than through a direct vote. That clause of the Constitution is called the origination clause and reads as such: All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives.
When such a revenue-raising bill comes out of the Senate, the Speaker of the House, currently Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), can use a procedure called a blue slip resolution to automatically kill it on the grounds that it is unconstitutional. Stockman has been promising to attempt to kill the Senate's bill that way and, as such, Reid has refused to send it to the House, thereby protecting the bill from being blue slipped. The term blue slip, Stockmans office noted in a release, comes from the blue color of the paper on which a resolution is printed that returns a Senate bill back to the Senate in these situations.
Even Harry Reid now admits the Senates amnesty bill is unconstitutional and cannot become law, Stockman said in a Wednesday evening statement. Any bill that raises revenue must start in the House. By creating their own amnesty taxes Senate Democrats broke the rules. Senate Democrats were so hell-bent on ramming through a gift to radical political activists they didnt bother to check if it was even legal.
They got caught trying to sneak an illegal bill past the Constitutions borders, Stockman added.
If they do, RIP Republican Party, as they will never win a national election again.
But----when tens of millions of illegals are brazenly violating our sovereign borders, financing pressure groups, lobbyists, legal groups, etc...and are dues-paying members of organizations marching in our streets brazenly DEMANDING govt handouts, and radical changes in our laws, with plans to takeover the Southwest.....THAT IS AN INVASION.
Let's call it what it is.
CAN YOU GUESS WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF 30-Million Plus Armed Americans paraded into the Sovereign Nation of Mexico and diligently began to:
<><> 1. Mine their precious metals (Gold, Silver, Tin, etc.).
<><>2. Fish their Seas.
<><> 3. Farm their Lands.
<><> 4. Harvest their Forests.
<><> 5. Pump out billions of their vast stores of Oil.
<><> 6. Demand rights and privileges.
<><> 7. Refuse to obey Mexican laws.
<><> 8. Demand exemptions from the consequences of law-breaking.
<><> 9. Send all they can get their hands on back home.
<><> 10. Stealthily hollow out the country's resources from within.
Electric fences, landmines, automated machine gun towers, and seismic sensors for tunnels.
Unless we are willing to kill border crossers, their desire to live here will overcome any other risk in border crossing.
Is America ready to do that?
If not, it’s intractable.
The next day after we pass it, you know were not going to be satisfied, were going to come back, he said. Were going to have a civil rights act, were going to have a voting rights act Nobody is leaving this fight once we conclude this first chapter, he said. "Hopefully, in 30 years, [we] can bring immigrants from all over the world, Gutierrez said.
US TXPAYERS DEMAND AN IMMEDIATE THOROUGH INVESTIGATION OF GUTTIEREZ. US citizens demand need to know the answers to these questions.
<><> Who is Gutierrez?
<><> Did he get into Congress using voter fraud? Illegals voting w/ multiple identities?
<><> How many identities did Gutierrez ever use?
<><> Does he have a rap sheet here? In Mexico? Elsewhere?
<><> Does he now or did he ever receive welfare, food stamps, SSI, free medical care, Section 8 housing, UI, Workmen's comp under several identities?
<><> Did he ever apply for, and receive, monthly SS checks, claiming "asylum?"
<><> Does he have a sub-prime mortgage obtained w/ the help of The Hispanic Caucus on Capitol Hill?
<><> Did Gutierrez ever make false claims on IRS forms in order to get EITC refunds?
<><> Does Gutierrez---a former cab driver---have a legal driver's license?
<><> Does he have a valid passport?
<><> How many times did Gutierrez wire-transfer money back to Mexico? The Third World?
<><> How often does he travel to Mexico? The Third World?
<><> Is he registered to vote under several identities?
<><> Does he belong to radical America-hating organizations planning armed conflict to takeover the American Southwest?
<><> Do his kids now or did they ever get in-state tuition--free school lunches--welfare--- food stamps-free healthcare---SSI/ADD checks.
<><> Does Gutierrez know how much money is being drained from the US economy---wired back to secret Mexican bank accounts?
<><> Does his retirement include SS checks for multiple when all his identities?
<><> Did Gutierrez ever use his Congressional office to coach illegals on using multiple identities to get tax dollars?
<><> Did Gutierrez ever use his Congressional office to help illegals SWINDLE THE US GOVT?
DID GUTIERREZ USE HIS CONGRESSIONAL OFFICE TO HELP ILLEGALS OBTAIN FRAUDULENT MORTGAGES? MORTGAGES THAT DEVSTATED THE US ECONOMY? THAT US TAXPAYERS WERE FORCED TO BAILOUT? Read on.
MASSIVE MORTGAGE FRAUD ON CAPITOL HILL FACILITATED W/ OUR TAX DOLLARS :
The Congressional Hispanic Institute, Inc, is an entity organized by Cong Joe Baca (D-Cali) in his capacity as head of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
Cong Baca created "HOGAR" (Spanish for home) in 2003 to work with the mortgage industry, F/M, lenders, banks and latino community groups to increase mortgage lending to what savvy observers consider to be unqualified Latinos.
"HOGAR" colluded w/ Cong Baca in what was to become a massive bilking of taxpayers. Cong Baca calculatedly hyped the fact that the national Latino homeownership rate was 47%, compared with 68% for the overall population.
HOGAR was coached to call the figure "alarming," and to say "a concerted effort was required to ensure that by the end of the decade Latinos will share equally in the American Dream of home ownership."
HOGAR and Cong Baca conned the public, failing to note that most of the "dreamers" were illegals, citizens of Third World countries who had violated US borders.
Predictably, HOGAR colluded w/ co-conspirators which included:
(a) shaky mortgage companies that ran into big trouble;
(b) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, both now under federal control after billions in taxpayer bailouts;
(c) Countrywide Financial Corp., sold to Bank of America Corp;
(d) Washington Mutual Inc., taken over by the US government and sold to J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.; and,
(e) New Century Financial Corp. and Ameriquest Mortgage Corp, both now defunct, killed by defaulted subprime Latino mortgages.
HOGAR's ties to the subprime mortgage industry were substantial. Bribery and self-dealing were rampant:
<><> Companies that donated $150,000 to Cong Baca got the right to have their own research fellow who would conduct fraudulent studies, which were cunningly used by industry lobbyists to pump lending.
<><> Bribery and extortion in the form of $100,000 annual donations to Cong Baca, for which HOGAR provided phony news releases from Cong Baca's Hispanic Caucus promoting a lender's commercial products to the Latino market,
<><> The most shocking example of bribery well- substantitated by Hogar's literature..... HOGAR announced it worked with Freddie Mac on a self-serving two-year examination of Latino homeownership in 63 congressional districts.
The "study" found Hispanic ownership on the rise thanks to "new flexible mortgage loan products" that the industry was adopting at the urging of Cong Baca's collusive coterie.
<><> HOGAR conned lenders into even more lenient down-payment and underwriting standards.
<><> As the subprime debacle unfolded, HOGAR declined repeated requests for comment despite the economic havoc their activities precipitated.
The mortgage schemes demonstrated the criminal activities of border violators with multiple identities---perhaps violent, terrorist-connected foreigners---colluding and conspiring to defraud private companies and public entities. And mortgage racketeering enterprises which employed sub rosa finance and business practices to carry out deceptions and frauds.
The alleged ring of swindlers---a Congresman, individuals with multiple identities, banks, insurance companies, mortgage brokers--might be charged with cheating the US govt, taxpayers and bank share holders out of hundreds of millions of dollars via an elaborate web of mortgage and bank frauds.
The mortgage Dreamers used multiple phony identities, fraudulent Social Security numbers, purchased from identity forgers in order to obtain govt-subsidized benefits.
L/E will find that individuals with multiple identities obtained fraudulent mortgages then flipped the houses at ever-higher prices to family member who then absconded to foreign countries, sticking banks (and taxpayers) with hundreds of millions in fraudulent mortgages.
BACKGROUND A Wall Street Journal investigative report related that, according to the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council examination of the borrowing spree, uncovered financial schemes by low-income housing groups, Hispanic lawmakers, a congressional Hispanic housing initiative, mortgage lenders and brokers, all colluding in fraduent schemes to increase homeownership among Latinos with forged documents which enabled massive fraud.
This was not simply the mortgage market at work. It was fueled by avarice, greed, and Congressional enabling fraudulent practices. In 2005 alone, mortgages to Hispanics jumped by 29%; Latinos with multiple fraudulent identities in low-paying jobs obtained subprime mortgages for prime properties---soaring to 169%.
(Research provided by Wall Street Journal. Some material excerpted from the NY Times).